Dan has presented at more than 50 higher education conferences, webinars and institutions in recent years discussing topics ranging from social media best practices for organizational leaders; using social media to advance strategic goals; to the future of social media engagement for organizations and their senior leaders.


Dan discusses the key takeaways from his book, #FollowTheLeader: Lessons in Social Media Success from #Highered CEOs, which include best practices and meaningful insights.


Dan discusses how engaged organizational and institutional leaders are using social media to help advance their strategic goals and priorities.


Dan predicts what the future holds for organizations and their senior leaders on social media including what they can do proactively prepare for a world where even more entrenched in these emerging communications platforms.


Dan has been asked to present at a number of events and for a number of organizations including:

  • #PSEWEB: Canada's University & College Digital Marketing Conference
  • 2014 Higher Ed Social Media Conference
  • American Council on Education
  • American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) College Media Conference
  • Durham College (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada)
  • mStoner
  • napkin marketing
  • PRSA Counselors to Higher Education (CHE)
  • Seneca College (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  • swissnex San Francisco

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Dan has worked with clients, including a number of higher education institutions and organizational senior leaders, to help them advance their strategic goals and boost their reputations; listen and engage directly with their valued constituents and stakeholders; as well as strengthen their practice of thought leadership.

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#FollowTheLeader: Lessons in Social Media Success from #HigherEd CEOs was published in January 2015 in partnership with mStoner Inc. Offering salient insights to higher ed leaders and their advisers, #FollowTheLeader also provides recommendations for those who want to adopt social media — or learn how to use it more effectively.

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what others say

@danzaiontz Thanks so much for talking--& answering all those questions!! Above & beyond. A great resource post conference & mid-conference.

College Media Conference
July 2015

great to have Dan as one of our keynote speakers for @ durhamcollege annual PD day ... @danzaiontz is a social media rockstar!

Don Lovisa
President, Durham College

...You're in for a treat, because @danzaiontz is not only a great knowledgeable writer, but also a fantastic presenter #pseweb

Karine Joly
Founder-Director at @higheredexperts